Snapchat Intros 'Memories' to Save Snaps and Stories
Snapchat today said it is adding a new tool to help users save their favorite snaps and stories. Memories are stored below the camera app; users need only swipe up to see them. The idea is to let people access and view their own content. Snapchat says Memories is meant for storing favorited snaps and stories, it will not auto-upload photos or videos from the camera roll. Users can search to find specific snaps, and even use the content in stored snaps and stories to create new snaps. The tool includes a section called My Eyes Only so users don't accidentally share content that may have been meant just for them. Snapchat is rolling out the Memories tool to users gradually over the next month.
Snapchat to Ease Navigation with Universal Search
Snapchat is prepared to make its mobile app much easier to use with the addition of a universal search tool. The tool, reports TechCrunch, will always be accessible at the top of the screen and will let people quickly find friends, groups, publishers, and stories.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.
Snapchat 2.0 Features Refreshed Chat Tools
Snapchat today pushed up a major update to its service that improves the app's ability to handle messages, photos, and videos. Snapchat now lets users transition between these ways of communication with a simpler user interface, and allows people to send videos or audio snippets even when recipients aren't online.
Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.